Description: A stunning dwarf, upright tree. Leaves emerge shiny dark burgundy to black turning slightly green with age. Bright purple/pink flowers in the spring turn to very dark red/maroon persistent crab apples in the autumn. Ideal for patio growing or small spaces.
History: Bred in Denmark. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Malus Growing Tips: Crab Apples are self-fertile, and very useful as pollinators for a variety of fruit trees. Full sun or part shade lover, best grown in fertile, moist, deep, loamy soils. Requires minimal pruning in late winter or spring to remove damaged, diseased or misplaced growth.
Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2.5m x 3m
Comparatively trouble free Comparatively trouble free
Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district
Text Purple Foliage
Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - April
Fruit for wildlife
Suitable for patio
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